where does the NIC driver locate in the system

Alan McKinnon alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Tue Sep 19 14:49:30 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 19 September 2006 16:36, Qiuli Han wrote:
> thanks folks
> think i'd better not touch those modules
> but after some system updating, i am a few directories named
> the kernel number in my
> /lib/modules/
> is it safe if i delete the old ones ( the ones i am not
> using)?

No. They are removed automatically when you uninstall the 
package that put them there. Rather use the package manager gui 
program (synaptic) to uninstall old kernels that you are not 
using anymore - it cleans up after itself and does all 
necessary housekeeping.

Two things to remember - the package manager knows how to remove 
itself (there's also no registry cluttered up with 1000s of 
unused keys from old unistalled software...), and when a 
package removes itself, it expects that the files it put on the 
system to be there so it can remove them. If you remove them 
manually, you cause the system to be out of sync with it's own 
record of itself - never a good thing.


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